The team at our Upper Marlboro, MD, treatment center takes an evidence-based approach to mental health and drug or alcohol addiction. In addition to medically assisted withdrawal, we offer several forms of mental health support, using techniques recognized by the American Psychiatric Association such as cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy and trauma-focused therapy.
By adding these therapies to our drug addiction treatment schedule, we can help veterans address the mental health challenges that may have led them to drug and alcohol abuse. Once a veteran has completed our drug or alcohol rehab program, we can help them find VA services they can engage with going forward. This ongoing support, plus our intensive relapse prevention initiatives, sets us apart from other rehab programs for veterans.
Our residential rehab for veterans is particularly useful for those who have a dual diagnosis. Drug and alcohol problems often occur in conjunction with mental illness, and the approach we take to treat substance abuse can assist veterans in more ways than just helping them stop using.
For example, working with homeless veterans can help them address the traumatic event that sparked their substance abuse issues. Even giving a name to a mental disorder is a big step, putting individuals on the path to recovery and allowing them to reclaim their lives.